Sermon for the Service of Ordination of Priests, Reading Minster

Sermon for the Service of Ordination of Priests, Reading Minster, June 24th 2017 Alison Webster, Social Responsibility Advisor, Diocese of Oxford   Readings John 8: 1 – 11 & 2 Corinthians 4: 7 – 12   Creative God, All that we have comes from you And of your own do we give  you. May my

The Big (election) Issue

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The challenge of finding affordable housing is a crucial election issue…

Just Three Words: Reflecting on life with Parkinson’s


Three words is all it takes. Three words. But these three words will change the way you see your future…your life ahead. And, like the tension of awarding Oscars. There seems to be a pregnant pause and then… “You have Parkinson’s” These three words. For those who hear the diagnosis, it is devastating yet it

Living Well in the End Times

Last month our Living Well in the End Times project was granted an additional two years funding by the Henry Smith Foundation. This innovative project aims to support clergy and pastoral leaders to be more confident and competent in enabling people to explore issues around death and dying. The focus over the next two years

Faith and Healthcare

By Janet McCrae. A version of this article appeared in the St Mary and St John Parish Magazine in November 2016. If patients are to flourish and recover well, healthcare needs to be person-centred and holistic. In November a conference on faith and health was convened Dr Guy Harrison, Head of Spiritual and Pastoral care at